Employment Opportunity: Events Manager | Oceana
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Events Manager

Are you looking to make a difference in the world and have a passion for protecting and restoring the abundance of our oceans?  Oceana’s Events Department is looking for an Events Manager to help the organization and its supporters realize Oceana’s vision of healthy and abundant oceans. This position requires special events experience, the ability to steward donors and prospects, communicate effectively both verbally and in writing and handle administrative functions. The ideal candidate will manage a variety of projects and is adept in moving seamlessly from one project to another while ensuring continuous alignment with Oceana’s goals and overall fundraising strategies. She/he must be able to take initiative, meet deadlines with little supervision and be willing to work occasional evenings and weekends as needed. 

The Events Manager will work closely with the Senior Events Manager, East Coast to plan for annual events, gala committee meetings and other events designed to cultivate and raise support from special events attendees, donors, prospects, board members, and corporate sponsors. The ideal candidate will manage contractors, vendors and solicit auction items for the annual galas. This is a full-time position based in Washington, DC headquarters. A Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of events planning experience is required.

Come join a dedicated team of professionals who are working to protect marine wildlife while enhancing the capacity of the oceans to feed a growing world population. Ocean conservation is not only a plan to save ecosystems but also to save the livelihoods of fishers, their families and their communities.

Founded in 2001, Oceana is the world’s largest nonprofit organization focused solely on restoring the resilience and abundance of the ocean. We achieve measurable change by conducting specific, science-based campaigns with fixed deadlines and articulated goals. Our campaigns extend to countries that, combined, govern nearly one-third of the world’s wild-caught fish, including Belize, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru, the Philippines, the United States, Canada and the 27 countries in the European Union. 

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“Oceana values a diverse workforce and welcomes people different from each other in many ways, including characteristics such as race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity and national origin. Oceana considers all qualified candidates and seeks to recruit from a diverse candidate pool.”

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